|Aim||To create awareness of personal data posted online|
|Duration||Approx. 40 Min|
|Number of participants||5-25|
|Conditions||Circle of chairs|
|Material||Paper, pens, flip chart, computer with internet access|
Before the meeting, look online for information about three of the participants simply by searching for their names. This exercise works best if the participants do not know each other too well. Be aware that you might also find wrong information, especially if the person has a common name. Do not use any information which could be abused in terms of bullying.
Start the exercise by explaining what you have found out about the three participants during your research on the internet (e.g. “I know that Julia has one brother, she goes to this or that school and likes to watch films, etc.”) The aim is to show how easy it is to find a lot of information about a person. Afterwards, ask the participants whether they were surprised or shocked about the information which you found. Have a look at the privacy settings together, e.g. on Facebook. Discuss the information that each person has made public and whether it e.g. could be used against him/her.
|Source||ECPAT Belgium/ Koan Legal Advice|
|Tags||Data protection, online security, privacy, social networks|